Luskin Lecture Series


Luskin Lecture Series

The UCLA Luskin Lecture Series enhances public discourse on topics relevant to the betterment of society. The Series features renowned public intellectuals, bringing together scholars as well as national and local leaders to address society’s most pressing problems. Lectures encourage interactive, lively discourse across traditional divides between the worlds of research, policy and practice. The Series demonstrates UCLA Luskin’s commitment to encouraging innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions to formidable public policy challenges.

For information on the Luskin Lecture Series or any of the events, please call (310) 206-8034 or email


Next event:

As global boundaries of politics and culture continue to grow more transparent, what steps must be taken to advance the causes of equality and democracy? What is the most effective way for the U.S. to apply its military and diplomatic advantages in an increasingly multipolar world?

When she was appointed as Secretary of State by President Clinton in 1997, Madeleine Albright became the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. She led the country’s diplomatic corps during a dynamic period of expanding global engagement. In 2012, President Obama recognized her service with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Join Secretary Albright in an evening of conversation as she applies her unique perspective to the pressing questions facing the next generation of global leaders.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7 p.m.

Where: UCLA Royce Hall

Please note: This event is sold out. Click here for information on our waiting list.

Previous Luskin Lecture Series events

Dec. 4, 2013: "A Conversation With Marian Wright Edelman." 
Read the recap of the event by clicking here.

Nov. 7, 2013: "Policing: Where We Have Been, Where We Are & Where We Are Going" with former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton.
Read the Bratton review by clicking here.

March 21, 2013: The Future of Aging in America: A Conversation with A. Barry Rand, CEO of AARP
Read the complete Rand recap by clicking here.

March 6, 2013: Partnering for Schools: Building the Future of Education in Los Angeles with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa & LA Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy
Read the complete Villaraigosa-Deasy recap by clicking here.

Feb. 28, 2013: Change Can Come with New York City Commissioner of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan
Read the complete Sadik-Khan recap by clicking here.

Jan. 23, 2013: Campaigns Matter! with former Governor Howard Dean
Read the Howard Dean recap by clicking here.

Oct. 17, 2012: Sea Change or More of the Same? Looking Beyond Nov. 6


Feb. 16, 2012: A Conversation with Charles Ogletree, Harvard University
Read the Charles Ogletree recap by clicking here.